Omega Writers

Resources

Need industry advice, help with writing craft, or just want to learn from experienced Christian writers? Our resources will help you take the next step on your journey as a Christian writer.

Browse below for resources. Members have access to extra, exclusive resources in our members area.

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FREE Download

"Finding your community: How to get support as an Australian Christian writer"

If you’re a Christian writer from Australia or New Zealand looking
for support in the form of

• conferences and gatherings
• writing competitions for Christian writers
• online groups
• prayer

…this free PDF will tell you what’s available and how to find what you need.

Tell us where to send your copy of Finding your community: How to get support as an Australian Christian writer

Chapter Groups

Writers thrive when they find a supportive, like-minded network of fellow writers who ‘get’ them. Omega Writers chapter groups are designed to provide connection, fellowship and encouragement for Christian writers around Australia. You do not have to be a financial member to attend meetings, however some chapter groups may hold special events (such as writing retreats) for members only.
Some groups meet in person and feature guest speakers and writing workshops. Other groups meet online and focus on a particular genre of writing. Find your group, connect with your people, and write on!
All the chapter groups are free to join, however some groups request a donation to support their local running costs or to pay for special events such as retreats or bookfairs. Ask the organiser.

“I found Omega Writers and really desperately needed that community. I loved the intersection
of faith and writing.”

Samantha

SYDNEY

Sydney: meets every two months, in-person or via Zoom. Click image to contact Organiser Jean Saxby

BRISBANE

The Brisbane chapter generally meets on the first Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm in Brisbane (contact Judy for venue address).
Cost is $4 per meeting. If you would like to share your latest work for mutual critiquing, bring along two pages. Please bring a plate of goodies for afternoon tea.

Click link to contact group organiser Judy Rogers

MELBOURNE

Contact Carolyn Tonkin or Louise Tonna carolyntonkin dot author at gmail dot com essentiallymeemag at hotmail dot com

ADELAIDE

The Adelaide Chapter has recommenced in 2023 and meets in person in the inner southern suburbs.

Click image to contact organiser Tamara Wenham

FANTASY/SCI CHAPTER

This group meets via Skype, date varies but usually on a Monday, once a month.

Click image to contact organiser Linsey Painter

WOLLONGONG

The Inklings of the ‘Gong’, Omega writers chapter group.

Meeting place: Chasey Boy Cafe, 93-109 Princes Highway, Dapto at 10am, every 5-6 weeks.

Click image to contact organiser Wendy Parker. Or join our The Inklings of the ‘Gong Facebook Group.

TOOWOOMBA

The Toowoomba Chapter meets at various times through the year, at different venues. They run an annual writers’ retreat and other workshops/writers get-togethers. Cost varies but member discounts available.

Click image to contact Nola Passmore and Adele Jones

GEELONG

The Geelong Chapter meets on the first Saturday of every month from 10.30 am to 12:30 pm at various venues in Geelong (contact Susan for address). Please bring up to 500 words of your latest writing project.

Click image to contact organiser Susan Branch

ONLINE GROUPS

‘TASSY AND FRIENDS’ ZOOM WORKSHOPS The Tasmanian group meets via Zoom every six weeks and in person once a quarter, with a retreat in February.

Click image to contact group organiser Tamika Spaulding. Or join our Tasmanian Chapter Facebook Group.

Didn’t find a group that suits you? We’d love to help our members start and lead a Chapter Group in your area. Contact us for more info.

So… You’ve Written A Christian Book

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You’re a Christian writer who has written a book and now you have questions. “What happens next? Do I need an editor? How do I find a publisher? Should I set up a website? How am I going to find readers?”

We’ve done the research and pooled the collective wisdom of our members to answer your questions in this downloadable ebook guide to Christian publishing in Australia.

This resource is currently available free for Omega Writers members as part of our Exclusive Member Content. 

Or purchase ebook now for $14

Connect On Social Media

Follow Omega Writers on Facebook and Instagram for great writing content, and the opportunity to network with other Christian writers.

Click above or look for Omega Writers : Australia’s Christian Writers Network

Omega Writers: The Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/196006267212092

Omega Writers non-fiction:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMEGAnonfictionWRITERS

COW Children’s Omega Writers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1682790498676349

Omega Writers Brisbane Book Fair:
https://www.facebook.com/Omega-Writers-Book-Fair-927852450757367

Editors Directory

We love editors! They sharpen our prose, keep us on track and fix our errors. Why do you need an editor? Simply put: editors, proofreaders and mentors make us more skilful writers.
Even if your mum or your neighbour or your best friend has an accurate eye for grammar and is really, really good at English, we still suggest that all writers work with an experienced editor. You’ll gain a new perspective on your work and, more importantly, your writing will be better.

Discover your next Christian editor, writing mentor or proof-reader from among our Omega Writers members here.

Do you have a editing, proofreading or mentoring o service to list here? Contact us.

Links and Associations

Writers need resources, and we’ve compiled a useful list below. If we’ve missed an organisation or website that you have found to be invaluable, please let us know about it!

Christian Writing Groups (not affiliated with Omega Writers)

State Film Centres

Australian Writing Support Organisations

Australian Writing Support Organisations

State Writers Centres

Tabor Institute of Higher Education

Want to see your listing here? Get in touch with Omega Writers.